Can We Please Not Do That Again: Anxiety Edition
I hadn't had a full out anxiety attack in months - I'm pretty aware of what things might set me off, and I'm careful to take my medications prior to expected events. So, I freak out, but I don't actually have an attack and can calm down with some work. As a side not, I'm … Continue reading Can We Please Not Do That Again: Anxiety Edition
Why Rapid Cycling Bipolar Is Easier Than Depression
(I know you may not agree!) I have rapid cycling Bipolar I, and my swings last upwards of two weeks, two and a half weeks, tops. My husband has depression, and he has had it for as long as I've known him. When I was a teenager and first became Bipolar, my swings started out … Continue reading Why Rapid Cycling Bipolar Is Easier Than Depression
(Friends don't let friends drink and blog.) So, I made the mistake of asking my in-laws over for a bonfire. And by bonfire, I was thinking of a small fire in the fire pit, which we have done before with no difficulties or drama. (I might note that I am typing this QUITE drunkenly, and … Continue reading Bonfire Disagreements
More on Tornadoes
I swear, not even two days after I scheduled my last tornado post, we had YET ANOTHER tornado warning. This time, the weather was bad enough that I preemptively got under the table in the basement with the dog, (although my husband refused), and all the while it was going on we could hear wind … Continue reading More on Tornadoes
Awkward Interactions on the Internet
So, I have anxiety. I take a medication for it, and my husband is aware and often helps reassure me when my brain gets stuck in a loop. It's free floating, so it attaches to whatever I focus on, whether or not there is actually a problem. It's terrible in person as I know I'm … Continue reading Awkward Interactions on the Internet
Those Splints Cost HOW MUCH?
(And you LOST ONE?!?) I had myself a mini-crisis yesterday. You see, I wear Silver Ring Splints daily. They look like this: And this: And I'm losing weight. And losing weight makes my fingers smaller. At some point yesterday, I lost THE MOST IMPORTANT splint, the pointer finger tip in my writing triad. You know, … Continue reading Those Splints Cost HOW MUCH?
Is it True? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind?
(And did they really want to hear about the frog that you washed with your laundry as a kid?) For years, I've struggled with inadvertently hurting, offending, or annoying people with off-hand comments and derailments of the conversation, especially when I'm hypomanic or manic. But, really, it's a problem all the time. At best, it … Continue reading Is it True? Is it Necessary? Is it Kind?
SSDI: The Elephant in the Room
So, there's an elephant in my living room lately, one you're probably not aware of or thought was a sofa or something because you're new, but I assure you it's an elephant. Or maybe a giraffe? Large, stinky, and hard to ignore, that's what it is. One Acronym. SSDI. Social Security Disability Insurance. As in … Continue reading SSDI: The Elephant in the Room